In Monday's Europe papers

24 September 2007 06:00  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS news)--These were the top stories at 06:00 GMT in the following European newspapers’ online versions on Monday. ICIS has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy. To go to the individual websites, click the links below: 

Financial Times


Front page 

Japan’s Fukuda calls for change

When Yasuo Fukuda emerged last week as the would-be saviour of the Liberal Democratic party, he told one interviewer that he “had drawn the short straw”.


Wal-Mart seeks emissions data

Wal-Mart is to ask its suppliers to measure and report their greenhouse gas emissions, in the biggest move to disclose emissions from businesses.


Companies and markets 

Economic Outlook: Housing waits to assess damage to confidence

Alan Greenspan’s warning that US house prices could fall significantly has fuelled concerns that a bubble has also developed in the UK property market.


Wall St enjoys best week in six months

Wall Street stocks had their best week for six months after the Federal Reserve surprised markets by slashing interest rates by half a percentage point.


International Herald Tribune


Front page 
Yasuo Fukuda, a moderate, is chosen to lead Japan

Yasuo Fukuda, a mild-mannered political moderate known for his ability to build consensus behind the scenes, was chosen Sunday by Japan's governing Liberal Democratic Party to become the country's next prime minister.


A restless Sarkozy vows to lead Europe into a new era

President Nicolas Sarkozy of France strode into the Napoleon III salon of the Élysée Palace and staked his claim to the leadership of Europe.



Cloud of worry gathers over wireless health risks

While major cities around the world rush to blanket neighborhoods with free wireless Internet access, critics are questioning the health risks that might be created by a wired London or a Paris transformed from the city of light to city of hot spots.


One Laptop Per Child proves to be a hard sell

One Laptop Per Child, an ambitious project to bring computing to children in the developing world, has considerable momentum.


The Moscow Times


Front page 


Putin ponders Zubkov's proposals

President Vladimir Putin will meet with the Cabinet in the Kremlin on Monday, but he is keeping tight-lipped about whether the ministers will be from the old Cabinet or the much-anticipated new one.


A Just Russia Reprogramming socialism

A Just Russia opted for computer terminology in kicking off its first federal election campaign Sunday, calling for the creation of "socialism 3.0."



Putin sees role for foreign investors

President Vladimir Putin told business leaders in Sochi on Friday that private investors, including foreigners, would have a major role in a $1000bn (€709bn) program planned to modernize industry and infrastructure.


Tariko's bank halts some loans

Russky Standart bank has temporarily halted issuing cash loans as a result of the global credit crunch, the Financial Times reported Saturday.


Der Spiegel


Front page


Have scientists discovered intuition?

Whenever humans recognize a mistake, a mysterious wave of electricity passes through the brain. Researchers think the signal could explain addiction, error correction and even the sixth sense.


Leisure photos of camp guards shock Germans

Newly released photos of SS officers sitting in canvas chairs, participating in sing-alongs and enjoying their free time at a recreation home near Auschwitz have shocked many in Germany this week.


Turkish Daily

Front page 


A traditional wake up service, special to Ramadan

Although some people complain about the noise of drums beating at night to wake people up for the predawn meal during Ramadan, it is still a much-loved tradition of the holy month for many Muslims.


EU hails gov't willingness to debate constitutional draft

Portugal, current holder of the European Union's term presidency, welcomed the Turkish government's willingness for comprehensive debates on a draft constitution Friday, the Anatolia news agency reported.


Business and finance 


Interest rate cut to be continue

Market experts expect the Central Bank to continue interest rate cuts. They predict that interest rate will drop 1.5 to 2 points by the end of the year.


Seven-month foreign capital inflow $13bn

Turkey's direct foreign capital inflow reached $12.7bn (€9.01bn) in the first seven months of 2007, up by 35.3%, compared to 2006, according to the Central Bank.


Warsaw Business Journal


Front page 
Fotyga avoids international observation of general election

In an unprecedented act on a global scale, Foreign Minister Anna Fotyga has opposed a visit by representatives of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to oversee the parliamentary elections.


Budget deficit drops as tax revenues higher than expected

The Finance Ministry has announced that tax revenues this year will be over zlotych (Zl)13bn ($4.8m/€3.47m) higher than anticipated in the budget bill. The largest difference will be in the Personal Income Tax revenues, which will exceed the planned revenues by Zl.3.4bn.



Amrest Coffee contracts

Amrest Coffee Czechy and Amrest Coffee Polska signed a contract to run Starbucks cafes in Poland and the Czech Republic until 2022 with an option of extending for a further five years.


Merchants' fortune

The relocation of traders at Warsaw's stadium hangs in the balance as the government has still not signed off on a new location






By: Staff Reporter
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